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Wtf is the deal with tank prices at big chain pet stores? Went to pet smart yesterday...
10gal 14.99
5gal 14.99
2.5gal 14.99

What sense does that make? I was planning on buying 8, 2.5's, but not for that price.
 

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Chain stores don't care, they want the money and major chains, I.e. Petsmart (not. Review here) don't specialize in aquatics or small animals, so there prices aren't driven by the aquatic communi but rather a cooperate stand point, however a lot of places are doing price matching now
 

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The prices for 2.5's and 5's has always been disproportionate to the bigger sizes. The material is much cheaper for 10G's and smaller, but the labor and handling that goes into them is pretty much the same. You would expect a 5G to cost 1/2 of a 10G, but in terms of the manufacturer's cost, it's much closer.
 
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